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Cinema guide

September - October 2010

Highlights Good Hair Eat, Pray, Love Inception Rough Aunties ....... & much much more!

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Introduction from Fiona, Executive Director Welcome to the first Autumn film brochure of 2010! We’ve enjoyed the summer blockbusters here at macrobert but are also looking forward to seeing some slightly more alternative movie choices in this issue including the immensely strong Bronco Bullfrog, the very moving and powerful Rough Aunties and Chris Rock’s Good Hair - on face-value a lighthearted comedy documentary, but scratch the surface and you will see some bold insights into globalisation, race and class. As always our children’s selection includes latest blockbusters such as Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After, and break dancing meets ballet in the latest dance movie Street Dance. We also extend a welcome to all new and returning students, don’t forget to pick up your cinema loyalty card at the box office. We’ll see you here at the Norman McLaren filmhouse very soon!

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Full price £16 Concession £12

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Family Film (indicated by (f) in the calendar)

Full price £5.25 Concession £4.25

Full price £3.80 Concession £3.30

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Your visit: You can park free on the University campus Come along early and enjoy a meal or light bite from our café bar Take a beer or wine into the cinema with you, or choose from a range of cinema favourites and healthy treats Concessions apply to full time students, under 18s, senior citizens, people with a disability (plus one companion), young scot card holders and benefit claimants. Proof of eligibility is required. Cert TBC means that the film is awaiting BBFC or local authority licensing approval The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted Tickets cannot be exchanged, or money refunded, except in the event of cancellation of a screening by macrobert Screen advertisements and trailers are shown before all films We reserve the right to relocate film screenings between the Norman McLaren Filmhouse and mainhouse; in such cases seating will be unreserved. Please see our main brochure for a full list of booking conditions

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Contents Baby Pictures -

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Great Scots on Tour

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Ghostbusters

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Fresher’s Week

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William Shakespeare Season

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September/October films

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Calendar

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Foreign Subtitled Film Subtitles Available Audio Described Films Available Family Film Parental Information Treehouse Session Baby Pictures

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Baby Pictures - You CAN still go to the cinema! Now you can bring your baby along and enjoy the latest releases on the big screen without worrying about bothering other members of the audience. The lights are turned up a bit and the sound is turned down, mats are out and there is space for buggies; creating a baby-friendly atmosphere. Membership is free and open to any baby under 12 months old - sign up before the film.

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Letters to Juliet The Concert Kick-ass Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinksy Beautiful Kate Good Hair Eat, Pray, Love Gainsbourg The Rebound

All films start at 10.30am

Special Events Great Scots on Tour… One of the strands of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, macrobert is proud to be part of the Great Scots on Tour programme with a very special screening of a Scottish favourite!

Gregory’s Girl (PG) Bill Forsyth, Scotland 1981, 91 mins Writer-director Bill Forsyth beautifully portrays the awkwardness and cock-eyed optimism of adolescence in a film that captures school life like no other. John Gordon Sinclair is the gangly teenager besotted with the new star player in the school football team (the gorgeous Dorothy) but fate has other plans in store for his romantic longings. Bella Bella.

Thurs 9 - Sun 12 September, times vary

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Gregory’s Girl

SPECIAL OFFER book the double bill for discounted cost of £8/£5.75 conc

Take a trip down memory lane in the company of the University of Stirling’s SciFi society with back-to-back screenings of the first 2 Ghostbusters films. Plenty of slime, wise-cracks and of course the giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow man. What more do you need?

Ghostbusters (PG) Ivan Reitman, USA 1984, 105 mins

29 September 7.30pm

Ghostbusters 2 (PG) Ivan Reitman, USA 1989, 108 mins

29 September 9.45pm Ghost Busters

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Special Events - Fresher’s Film Week Welcome new and returning students! If you’ve over-partied at any point this week, why not come sit in a dark room for a while, grab a drink (alcoholic or otherwise, there’s plenty to choose from!) and enjoy these graphic novel movie adaptations for just £2 per ticket. Don’t forget to pick up your I HEART FILM card at the Box Office, and start saving for free cinema tickets!

A History of Violence (18) David Cronenberg, USA/Germany 2005, 96 mins Viggo Mortensen plays small town businessman Tom Stall who becomes a local hero when he foils a robbery attempt on his diner. But when Carl Fogerty (Ed Harris) shows up, convinced that Tom is a shady figure from his past, Tom’s life and that of his family are turned upside down.

Mon 13 September 7.30pm A History of Violence

Watchmen (15) Zack Snyder, USA 2009, 162 mins Set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” - which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.

Tues 14 September 7.30pm Watchmen

Kick Ass (15) Matthew Vaughn, UK/USA 2010, 117 mins “How come nobody’s ever tried to be a superhero?” When Dave Lizewski, ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek, dons a green and yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question - because it hurts!

Wed 15 & Thurs 16 September, times vary

Sin City (18)

Kick Ass

Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino, USA 2005, 124 mins A collection of interweaving stories all based in the corrupt, crime infested hell-hole that is Basin City. Heavily influenced by film-noir, the main storylines concern a hulking brute called Marv, who is seeking the murderer of a beautiful woman; a photographer called Dwight who is used by a manipulative woman and seeks revenge, only later accidentally killing a hero cop and having to cover it up; and a soon-to-be-retiring policeman called Hartigan who is incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit.

Thurs 16 September 8.15pm Sin City

Shutter Island (15) Martin Scorcese, USA 2010, 138 mins From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.

Fri 17 September 5.15pm Shutter Island

Inception (12A) Christopher Nolan, USA/UK 2010, 148 mins Contains moderate violence Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of stealing secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in the world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him a fugitive. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption, but only if he manages to pull off the reverse: his task is not to steal an idea but to plant one.

Fri 17 - Sun 19 September, times vary

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Special Events William Shakespeare on the Big Screen. Be transported to the Globe Theatre to watch two of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies.

As You Like It (Cert TBC) Recorded at the Globe Theatre in 2009,148 mins A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and including some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.

As You Like It

Thurs 23 September 8.15pm Tickets £8

Love’s Labour’s Lost (Cert TBC) Recorded at the Globe Theatre in 2009, duration TBC The King of Navarre and three of his lords form a little 'academe' in which they vow to study for three years, renouncing the company of women. But the Princess of France and three of her ladies arrive on a diplomatic mission, throwing the plan into chaos as soon as the vows are made.

Thurs 21 October 8.15pm Tickets £8

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Special Event Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (Cert TBC) This exclusive Rolling Stones concert event will feature the re-mastered HD digital version of the band performing on one of their most legendary tours, captured from front row seats when the Stones were at their peak. There will be a special exclusive introduction by Mick Jagger, interviewed this summer at the famous Dorchester Hotel, London. Jagger will reflect on memories of life on tour during this legendary time and will also update audiences on where the beloved Rolling Stones band members are now. Don’t miss it! Thurs 30 September 8.15pm Tickets £8

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Letters to Juliet (PG) Gary Winick, USA 2010, 105 mins When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a young American, travels to Verona, Italy - the romantic city where Romeo first met Juliet - she meets a group of volunteers who respond to letters written to Juliet seeking romantic advice. Sophie finds and answers a letter that has been lost for 50 years, and is stunned when its author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) arrives in Italy with her handsome but overprotective grandson (Christopher Egan) to find the fiancé she left decades before.

Wed 1 & Thurs 2 September, times vary

Letters to Juliet

Bronco Bullfrog (12) Barney Platts-Mills, UK 1969, 86 mins Contains moderate language, nude images, and criminal behaviour depictions A leading cult film of the 1960s, Bronco Bullfrog was largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from Stratford, East London, and is loosely based on events taken from the actors' lives. 17 year old Del and 15 year old Irene suffer the perennial problems of teenage lovers - no money and nowhere to go. Del's suspicious dad and Irene's uptight mum only make things worse. So they turn for help to old friend 'Bronco Bullfrog', fresh out of borstal and pursuing an enviably independent lifestyle

Thurs 2 September 8.15pm

Bronco Bullfrog

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Lymelife (15) Derick Martini, USA 2008, 95 mins Based on the true childhood experiences of director Derick Martini, Lymelife is set in the 70s, and is seen through the innocent eyes of 15-year old Scott Bartlett. A unique coming of age story, Lymelife explores first love, last love and the dangers of the American Dream. This hilarious, violent and sometimes tragic look at family dynamics weaves an intricate tapestry of American life during a time of drastic economic and emotional change.

Lymelife

Fri 3 - Sun 5 September, times vary

Leaving (15) Catherine Corsini, France 2009, 85 mins Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) is the wife of a doctor, and the mother of two teenagers. Bored with her life, she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist, and her husband Samuel (Yvan Attal) agrees that they can fix up a consulting room for her in an annexe of their house. The man in charge of the work is a Spanish labourer, Ivan (Sergi Lopez), working illegally after a spell in prison. When Suzanne meets Ivan the connection is electric, and she is soon caught up in a passionate affair.

Fri 3 - Sun 5 September, times vary

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Streetdance (PG) Max Giwa/Dania Pasquini, UK 2010, 98 mins Sparks fly as the world of street dance and ballet collide. Whilst training for the UK championships, a street dance crew are forced to work with ballet dancers in return for free rehearsal space. With no common ground and passions riding high, the two groups of dancers realise they need to find a way of working together to compete at the championships.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 September 1.30pm

Streetdance

The Concert (Cert TBC) Radu Mihaileanu, France 2009, 119 mins 25 years after losing his position as the conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra for his refusal to fire the Jewish musicians, a once-famous director attempts to stage a late-career comeback. Over 20 years later, he's working as a janitor in the same theatre where he once conducted. When Andreï happens across an invitation to Paris' famed Théâtre du Châtelet, he contacts his old orchestra friends in hopes of staging a performance that will bring the crowd to their feet for a standing ovation.

Mon 6 - Wed 8 September, times vary

Main Programme - September

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I Am Love (15) Luca Guadagnino, Italy 2009, 120 mins The story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. The family patriarch names the successors to the reigns of his industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi, and grandson Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a talented chef. At the heart of the family is Tancredi's wife Emma (Tilda Swinton). An adoring and attentive mother, her existence is shocked to the core when she falls deeply in love with Antonio, and embarks on a passionate love affair.

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I Am Love

London River (12A) Rachid Boucherab, UK/France/Algeria 2009, 88 mins Contains brief moderate injury detail and emotionally intensive scenes Set against the backdrop of the 7 July 2005 bombings, London River tells the story of a friendship which develops between two seemingly unconnected people - Elizabeth (Brenda Bleythn) and Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate). Both of them are searching for their children who are missing in the aftermath of the bombings. Although they come from different religious backgrounds, they share the same hope of finding their children alive.

Fri 10 - Sun 12 September, times vary

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Karate Kid (PG) Harald Zwart, USA/China 2010, 140 mins 12 year old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of Kung Fu.

Sat 11 & Sun 12 September 1.30pm

Karate Kid

Shrek Forever After (PG) Mike Mitchell, USA 2010, 93 mins A bored and domesticated Shrek makes a pact with Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away - where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met - he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Sat 18 & Sun 19 September 1.30pm

Shrek Forever After

Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl (Cert TBC) Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/Spain/France 2009, 64 mins A poetic drama telling the tale of a beleaguered man named Macário who recounts his romantic woes to a patient neighbour during a train ride to the Algarve. While working as an accountant in Lisbon, Macário became smitten with the radiant blonde whose window he could spy upon from his modest office. Determined to win her love at all costs, Macário retreats to Cape Verde and attempts to earn enough money to be considered an acceptable suitor.

Sat 18 & Sun 19 September, times vary

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Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (15) Jan Kounen, France 2009, 120 mins Continuing the story from 2009's Coco Before Chanel, Coco Chanel meets Igor Stravinsky for the first time at the premiere of his revolutionary work The Rite of Spring. Seven years pass and as her fashion brand flourishes Chanel meets Stravinsky in Paris again. The attraction is immediate and electric. Now a penniless refugee living in exile after the Russian revolution, Stravinsky is invited to reside at Chanel's villa where he moves in with his children and consumptive wife. And so a passionate and intense love affair between the two creative giants begins...

Mon 20 - Wed 22 September, times vary

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Rough Aunties (TBC) Kim Longinotto, UK/South Africa 2008, 103 mins An intimate portrait of change in Africa, this documentary follows the efforts of five women in ensuring that the abused and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa still have a fighting chance despite getting a rough start in life. Together, these five women form a united force powerful enough to overcome social and racial divisions while doing battle against the destructive forces of corruption, greed, and apathy.

Wed 22 & Thurs 23 September, times vary

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Rough Aunties

Beautiful Kate (15) Rachel Ward, Australia 2009, 90 mins The story of Ned Kendall, his relationship as a teenager with his twin sister Kate, and the emotional aftermath of a series of tragic events which unfolded when he was 16. Told in parallel narratives of past and present, the story follows adult Ned’s return home after a 20 year absence to be at the bedside of his dying father. As Ned and his father reflect on past events, Ned begins to question his version of the past.

Fri 24 - Thurs 30 September, times vary Beautiful Kate

Knight and Day (12A) James Mangold, USA 2010, 109 mins Contains moderate violence and one use of strong language June Havens (Cameron Diaz) finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent (Tom Cruise) who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.

Fri 24 - Sun 26 September, times vary

Jasper: Penguin Explorer (U)

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Knight and Day

Eckart Fingberg & Kay Delventhal, Germany 2008, 80 mins Unlike the rest of his companions at the South Pole, Jasper the penguin believes there is a greater world beyond the edge of the ice. He is proved right when he finds himself aboard an ocean liner in the company of the rarest of birds, the Kakapo, whose main trait is that when frightened she wells up like a balloon. Along with Emma, the captain’s daughter, Jasper becomes embroiled in a rescue mission to save the Kakapo’s eggs from the menacing Dr Block and his sidekick Rolf.

Sat 25 & Sun 26 September 1.30pm

South of The Border (15)

Jasper: Penguin Explorer

Oliver Stone, USA 2009, 78 mins Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In conversations with Presidents Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Lula da Silva, Cristina Kirchner, as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo, Rafael Correa and Raul Castro, one gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region. South of The Border

Fri 1 - Sun 3 October, times vary

Salt (12A) Phillip Noyce, USA 2010, 100 mins Contains moderate violence and one use of strong language As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honour and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: Who is Salt?

Fri 1 - Sun 3 October, times vary

Salt

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Main Programme - September / October

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Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescue (U) Bradley Raymond, USA 2010, 76 mins Before she was ever introduced to Wendy and the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell met Lizzy, a girl with a steadfast belief in fairies. Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue begins in summertime in the beautiful English countryside. An enchanting encounter unfolds when Tinker Bell is discovered by Lizzy, and as their different worlds unite, Tink develops a special bond with the curious girl in need of a friend.

Sat 2 & Sun 3 October, 1.30pm

Tinkerbell

Please Give (15) Nicole Holofcener, USA 2010, 90 mins A funny and perceptive take on modern life’s contradictions, good intentions and shaky moral bearings. Kate (Catherine Keener) runs a trendy Manhattan furniture store but feels guilty for buying cheap products and marking them up for sale. She worries about the materialism of her teenage daughter and her own hypocrisy in this area. She worries about her working, parenting and emotional relationship with her husband. But most of all, she worries about how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness and sadness are always right outside the door.

Mon 4 & Tues 5 October, 7.30pm

Please Give

Good Hair (12A) Jeff Stilson, USA 2009, 96 mins Contains strong language and moderate sex references A wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture. An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, wallets, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people.

Wed 6 & Thurs 7 October, times vary

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Good Hair

Mother (15) Joon-Ho Bong, South Korea 2009, 128 mins After a teenage girl is found dead in an abandoned building, the 27 year old mentally handicapped Yoon Do-joon is accused of the murder. The police close the case and refuse to investigate the crime any longer so his obsessive, over-bearing mother steps in to find the real murderer to clear her son’s name of the crime.

Thurs 7 October 8.15pm

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The Expendables (15) Sylvester Stallone, USA 2010, 103 mins A group of mercenaries are hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realise things aren’t quite as they appear, and find themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. The cream of the action movie crop are brought together - Jet Li, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lungren and many more.

Fri 8 - Sun 10 October, times vary The Expendables

Eat, Pray, Love (PG) Ryan Murphy, USA 2010, duration TBC Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - but found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

Sun 10 - Thurs 14 October, times vary

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Eat, Pray, Love

Main Programme - October


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Cert TBC) John Turteltaub, USA 2010, 111 mins Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

Sat 9 - Mon 11 October 1.30pm

The Tooth Fairy (PG)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Michael Lembeck, USA/Canada 2010, 101 mins Derek Thompson is 'The Tooth Fairy,' a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster's hopes, he's sentenced to one week's hard labour as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek "can't handle the tooth" - bumbling and stumbling as he tries to wing his way through strangers' homes...doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams

Tues 12 - Thurs 14 October, 1.30pm

Undertow (15)

Javier Fuentes-Leon, Peru 2009, 100 mins Miguel is a young fisherman living in a small fishing village on the coast of Peru. Married to the beautiful Mariela who is expecting their first child, Miguel is also having an extremely secret affair with another man, Santiago, who is rejected by the townsfolk for being agnostic and so open about his sexuality. When Santiago drowns, Miguel is devastated. But when Santiago returns in spirit asking Miguel to bury his body in the traditional way so he can move on to the afterlife, Miguel has some difficult choices to make.

Thurs 14 October 8.15pm

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The Tooth Fairy

Undertow

Heartbreaker (15) Pascal Chaumeil, France/Monaco 2010, 105 mins Charming and irresistible Alex offers a professional service - breaking up relationships. In a matter of weeks, he promises to transform any husband, fiancé or boyfriend into an ex. When Alex is hired to break up a beautiful heiress, Juliette, and the fiancé her father considers to be unsuitable, he disovers to his own cost that when it comes to love, the perfect plan doesn’t exist…

Fri 15 - Sun 17 October, times vary

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Heartbreaker

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (12A) Edgar Wright, USA 2010, 112 mins Contains moderate violence, sex references and bleeped strong language Scott Pilgrim's life is awesome. He's 23 years old, in a rock band, "between jobs, and dating a cute high school girl. That is until a dangerously fashionable, roller blading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But Ramona's seven evil exes stand between Scott and true happiness. Can Scott defeat all seven of the bad guys and get the girl without turning his life upside-down, before the game is over?

Fri 15 - Sun 17 October, times vary

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

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Toy Story 3 (PG) Lee Unkrich, USA 2010, 103 mins Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back. As their owner Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it's all for one and one for all as they join Barbie's counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberryscented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear to plan their great escape.

Sat 16 & Sun 17 October, 1.30pm

Main Programme - October

Toy Story 3

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The Secret in Their Eyes (18) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina/Spain 2009, 129 mins A retired legal counsellor, Benjamin Esposito, writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his unresolved homicide cases – the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in 1974. Moved by her husband’s grief, Esposito tried to help find the culprit, calling on the support of colleagues including his superior Irene, whom he was desperately and secretly in love with. Examining the past forces him to face up to the truth, relive haunting and frightening memories, and to face up to his true feelings.

Mon 18 & Tues 19 October, 7.30pm

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The Secret in Their Eyes

Gainsbourg (15) Joann Sfar, France/USA 2010, 122 mins A glimpse at the life of the hard-drinking, womanizing, French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Wed 20 & Thurs 21 October, times vary

And When Did You Last See Your Father? (12A)

Gainsbourg

Anand Tucker, UK/Ireland 2007, 92 mins Contains strong language, moderate sex and bereavement theme Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) has a difficult relationship with his father (Jim Broadbent), made only moreso when he finds out his father has terminal cancer. Returning to his family home, he is faced with painful memories of the past, but also the chance to reconnect with his father before it’s too late.

Fri 22 & Sat 23 October, times vary

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The A-Team (12A) Jon Carnahan, USA 2010, 117 mins Contains moderate violence and language and implied strong language Based on the cult 80s series of the same name, the film follows the daring exploits of a team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Going "rogue," they utilize their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley.

Fri 22 - Sun 24 October, times vary

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The Last Song (PG) Julie Anne Robinson, USA 2010, 107 mins Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (Dear John, The Notebook), the film follows Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) and her estranged father (Greg Kinnear) as he tries to restore the loving relatiohship they once had. But reconnecting with his rebellious daughter isn't easy, so he chooses the one thing they have in common - music.

Sat 23 & Sun 24 October, 1.30pm

Girl With The Pearl Earring (12A)

The Last Song

Peter Webber, UK/Luxembourg 2003, 100 mins Contains moderate sex references and mild violence A speculative account of the life of Griet, a 16-year-old girl who appears in Johannes Vermeer's painting of the same title. Set in 17th century Holland, Griet is employed by Vermeer as a housemaid to care for his six children, his jealous pregnant wife and his uncommunicative mother-in-law. Tensions arise when Vermeer's wife suspects intimacy between her husband and the girl and then climax, when the wife discovers that Griet borrowed her precious pearl earrings to sit for the now famous portrait.

Sun 24 October 5.15pm

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Main Programme - October


Villa Amalia (PG) Benoit Jacquot, France/Switzerland 2009, 94 mins The story of Ann, a musician, whose life is turned upside down when she sees her partner Thomas kissing another woman. Ann makes a clean break, leaving him and everything else far behind her. Suddenly unsure of everything that seemed so certain, Ann knows only that she must change her life. With her music and the friendship of Georges, who pops out of her distant past, she sets off on a journey that will take her to an island where the Villa Amalia stands.

Mon 25 & Tues 26 October 7.30pm

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Villa Amalia

The Rebound (15) Bart Freundlich, USA 2010, 95 mins Sandy (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a beautiful, smart, 40-year-old mother. When she discovers her husband is cheating, she leaves him and takes her two children to New York to start over. She employs a male nanny called Aram (Justin Bartha). He’s 25 years old, and cute. It’s not too long before the chemistry clicks and the two of them fall for each other. But is this just a rebound or could it be the real deal…?

The Rebound

Wed 27 & Thurs 28 October, times vary

Women Without Men (15) Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari, Germany/Austria/France 2009, 95 mins Visual artist Shirin Neshat offers an exquisitely crafted view of Iran in 1953, when a British- and American-backed coup removed the democratically elected government. Adapted from the novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, the film weaves together the stories of five individual women during those traumatic days, whose experiences are shaped by their faith and the social structures in place.

Women Without Men

Thurs 28 October 8.15pm

The Girl Who Played With Fire (15) Daniel Alfredson, Sweden/Denmark/Germany/2009, 129 mins The second instalment of the Millennium trilogy written by Stieg Larsson. As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Fri 29 - Sun 31 October, times vary

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The Girl Who Played With Fire

Alpha and Omega (Cert TBC) Anthony Bell & Ben Gluck, USA/India 2010, duration TBC Two mismatched wolves are thrown together when they are taken by park rangers from their home in Canda and are relocated to Idaho. A race against time ensues to ensure Kate is back home in time for her arranged marriage with Garth, an alpha wolf from a rival pack, to maintain peace between the two factions.

Sat 30 & Sun 31 October, 1pm

Alpha and Omega

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (15) Niels Arden Oplev, USA 2010, 153 mins Another chance to see the first instalment of the Millenium trilogy. Suspecting his niece's death was not an accident but in fact a murder by one of his own family members, millionaire Henrik Vanger employs a journalist, Mikhael Blomvkist and a computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, to investigate.

Sat 30 October 5.15pm

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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Coco Before Chanel (12A) Anne Fontaine, France 2009, 105 mins Contains moderate sex references Audrey Tatou stars as Coco Chanel in a biopic of her glamourous lifestyle and rise from obscurity. The young Gabrielle Chanel is the illegitimate daughter of a travelling salesman who learns to sew in a Catholic orphanage. She earns the nickname 'Coco' at a cabaret club where she is following her singing ambitions and it is also where she catches the eye of several high society gentlemen who would ignite her passion and become instrumental in the development of her remarkable career

Coco Before Chanel

Sun 31 October 8.15pm

Love Actually (15) Richard Curtis, USA 2003, 128mins Friday 29 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The macrobert is joining in with the Pink theme, so come along, watch a chick-flick with your friends, enjoy a pink gin and a delicious pink cup cake from the bar!

Fri 29 October 8.15pm

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Love Actually

Tickets £6.25/£5.25

*£1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Student Special Offer! Enjoy this season's dance and drama for 1/2 price! Just show your student card when you're booking any macrobert dance or drama event in Autumn 2010 and receive your ticket for just £3!* Check out our latest live brochure for more details, pick up a copy at macrobert or go online to download your online version www.macrobert.org *Terms and conditions apply. Hired events and Pantomime do not qualify for the offer

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September

October

Wed

1

Letters to Juliet

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Fri

1

Thurs

2

Letters to Juliet Bronco Bullfrog

5.15pm 8.15pm

South of the Border Salt

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

2

Fri

3

Lymelife Leaving

5.15pm 8.15pm

TinkerBell... Salt South of the Border

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

4

Streetdance Leaving Lymelife

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

3

TinkerBell... South of the Border Salt

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

5

Streetdance Lymelife Leaving

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Mon

Please Give

7.30pm

Tues

5

Please Give

7.30pm

4

Mon

6

The Concert

7.30pm

Wed

6

Good Hair

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Tues

7

The Concert

7.30pm

Thurs

7

Wed

8

The Concert I Am Love

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Good Hair Mother

5.15pm 8.15pm

Fri

8

Thurs

9

Gregory’s Girl I Am Love

5.15pm 8.15pm

The Expendables Eat, Pray, Love

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

9

Fri

10

Gregory’s Girl London River

5.15pm 8.15pm

The Sorcerer’s Aprentice 1.30pm(f) Eat, Pray, Love 5.15pm The Expendables 8.15pm

Sat

11

Karate Kid London River Gregory’s Girl

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

10

The Sorcerer’s Aprentice 1.30pm(f) The Expendables 5.15pm Eat, Pray, Love 8.15pm

Sun

12

Karate Kid Gregory’s Girl London River

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Mon

11

The Sorcerer’s Aprentice 1.30pm(f) Eat, Pray, Love 7.30pm

Mon

13

A History of Violence

7.30pm

Tues

12

The Tooth Fairy Eat, Pray, Love

1.30pm(f) 7.30pm

Tues

14 Watchmen

7.30pm

Wed

13

Wed

15

Kick Ass

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Eat, Pray, Love The Tooth Fairy

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm 1.30pm(f)

Thurs

16

Kick Ass Sin City

5.15pm 8.15pm

Thurs

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Fri

17

Shutter Island Inception

5.15pm 8.15pm

The Tooth Fairy Eat, Pray, Love Undertow

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Fri

15

Sat

18

Shrek Forever After Eccentricities of a BHG Inception

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Heartbreaker Scott Pilgrim Vs...

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

16

Sun

19

Shrek Forever After Inception Eccentricities of a BHG

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Toy Story 3 Scott Pilgrim Vs... Heartbreaker

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

17

Mon

20

Coco Chanel and...

7.30pm

Toy Story 3 Heartbreaker Scott Pilgrim Vs...

1.30pm 5.15pm 8.15pm

Tues

21

Coco Chanel and...

7.30pm

Mon

18

The Secret in their Eyes

7.30pm

Wed

22

Coco Chanel and... Rough Aunties

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Tues

19

The Secret in their Eyes

7.30pm

Thurs

23

Rough Aunties As You like It

5.15pm 8.15pm

Wed

20

Gainsbourg

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Thurs

21

5.15pm 8.15pm

Gainsbourg Love’s Labour Lost

5.15pm 8.15pm

Fri

24

Beautiful Kate Knight and Day

Fri

22

Sat

25

Jasper Penguin Explorer 1.30pm(f) Knight and Day 5.15pm Beautiful Kate 8.15pm

And When Did You... The A Team

5.15pm(f) 8.15pm

Sat

23

Sun

26

Jasper Penguin Explorer 1.30pm(f) Beautiful Kate 5.15pm Knight and Day 8.15pm

The Last Song The A Team And When Did You...

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

24

Mon

27

Beautiful Kate

7.30pm

The Last Song Girl with the Pearl... The A Team

1.30pm 5.15pm 8.15pm

Tues

28

Beautiful Kate

7.30pm

Wed

29

Beautiful Kate Ghostbusters Ghostbusters 2

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm 9.45pm

Thurs 30

Beautiful Kate 5.15pm Ladies and Gentleman:... 8.15pm

Key: Family Film (f) Treehouse Sessions (t) Baby Pictures (bp) Mainhouse Screening (m) * audio described ** audio described & subtitled

Tickets and Information

01786 466666 Book Online www.macrobert.org

Mon

25

Villa Amalia

7.30pm

Tues

26

Villa Amalia

7.30pm

Wed

27

The Rebound

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Thurs

28

The Rebound Women Without Men

5.15pm 8.15pm

Fri

29

The Girl Who Played... Love Actually

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

30

Alpha and Omega 1.30pm(f) The Girl with the Drag... 5.15pm The Girl Who Played... 8.15pm

Sun

31

Alpha and Omega The Girl Who Played... Coco Before Chanel

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm


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